Posted by Terry Newton on Feb 27, 2019

Petoskey Rotary Noon Club NEWSLETTER

February 27, 2019

Past President Jim Wibby opened the meeting on a partly cloudy, snowy February day

Andre Strydom led us in God Bless America

Four Way Test:  Greg Somers

Invocation:  Neal Bidwell

Singing/Song:  Andre Strydom led us in Smile

Calendar Winners:  Dibby Smith read the calendar winners:

Calendar Winners February 27, 2019

Calendar Winner
Sold By
Shannon Sorenson
Eve Fisher
Tim Lantinga
Cereal City
Lucas Porath
Renee Wiklanski
East Jordan
Chef Ken Porosky
Mike Roberson
Grand Haven
Grand Rapids North

Visiting Rotarians:  Frank Foos. Frank and his wife both worked the spaghetti dinner; Frank provided positive words regarding our club!

Visitors:  Dr. David Finley, Deb Spence, Leah Callan, Misty Langen (Jane’s Daughter), Inger Olson, Chuck Hayes, and Anora O’Connor. It was also great to have Bill Graham in attendance

Life Events:

Rotary Anniversaries:

Terry Newton: 21 years


Terry Newton


Past President, Jim Wibby told us a story about Herb and his forty years having lunch at the Pier. It was witty!

Petoskey Rotary Club Charities, Inc:   Liz Ahrens stated that the PRCCI Fund did not generate funds to support the spring grant cycle this year

Spaghetti Dinner:  Mike Snyder reported we served 890 meals last week. John Parker had the winning number and won the money for guessing the number of meals sold.  178 meals were sold curbside. Financial numbers are not finalized; however, the event will provide more than $9,000

Northern Community Mediation:  Jane Millar announced the annual Northern Community Mediation fund raiser will be Monday, March11, 2019 at the Petoskey Cinema. Tickets are $25 and please see Jane to procure one or several for yourself and your friends

Northmen Night:  John Scholten looking for money again has tickets for the Northmen night raffle. They are $20 and he will have them for the next couple of weeks


Little Traverse Civic Theater:  Bob Brill and Nikki DeVitt made a presentation describing the history and activities of the Little Traverse Civic Theater. The organization will be celebrating 75 years in existence this year; it was established in 1945. Four shows are produced yearly, and most performances are held at Crooked Tree Art Center and have been since 1980. LTCT is a 100% volunteer enterprise, and volunteers are always needed in several positions. The next production is “Pride and Prejudice”, April 25-28 and May 2-4, held at Crooked Tree Arts Center. They are looking to expand their venue, ie: dinner theater

Two-Week Notification: 

Following the Rotary meeting on February 20, 2019 President Steve Cross held a podium board meeting in which Anora O’Connor was voted in to the Rotary Club of Petoskey and this is her second of a two-week notification

Next Week’s Program:  Josephine Roberts; Walloon Lake Trust & Conservancy